Everybody learns at their own pace and Duolingo learners are no exception. Some Duolingo users study a few lessons per day on their way to work, right before bed or whenever they have a free moment. On the other hand, there are users who complete the course in a few short days, like this motivated Duolingo user who completed the Esperanto course only six days after it was launched! But is there a pattern to the amount of progress Duolingo users make based on the course they’re taking? If so, for which courses do we see users make the most progress? Can this tell us anything about our users? And what other factors contribute to the amount of progress made?
by Marcy Meinert on Tue 30 August 2016
by @BozenaPajak on Thu 05 May 2016
Millions of people around the globe are learning a foreign language — but why do countries prefer to learn some languages over others? See if you can guess the following:
1. Yes, English dominates — but by how much?
2. Which languages are next in line?
3. Why is Swedish the top language in Sweden?
4. Who needs help with their country’s official language?
5. How does Argentina differ from the rest of Latin America?
6. Who’s learning to talk to their neighbors?
7. Where are German learners?
Confident in your answers? Keep reading to see how the data on Duolingo’s learners reveals insights into country preferences, cultural affinities, immigration trends, and more.
by @BozenaPajak on Thu 31 March 2016
Making New Year’s resolutions to improve oneself is a popular practice around the world. Yet, keeping those resolutions is known to be difficult: people tend to choose unrealistic goals that they then fail to sustain over a long period of time. Is making resolutions with Duolingo any different? Duolingo …
by Burr Settles on Fri 14 August 2015
When we launched the Duolingo English Test, our goal was to make language certification as secure, accessible, and affordable as possible. Now, about one year later, more than 90,000 people have taken the Duolingo English Test (DET), which is already being used by global organizations like Upwork and Crowdsite …
by @cdntr on Wed 07 January 2015
Recently we launched a new Swift-based app, which was then prominently featured by Apple. It has seen significant numbers of users. In this article, we'd like to share our experiences, give our general thoughts on the new programming language, and point out some nice things Swift provides that we can …
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